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Dead Horse Point

January 29th 2013 7:42 am
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Traveling on from Kanab Utah we passed thru Capitol Reef National Park on our way to Dead Horse Point State Park and nearby Canyonlands National Park. We arrived at Capitol Reef late in the afternoon and took a hike of about 2 hours thru a slot canyon there. Darkness fell as we were finishing up our hike,so we decided to stay the night at the campground there. We had explored this park last year so after another short hike in the morning,we moved on.

Dead Horse Point State Park sits atop a mesa towering thousands of feet over the rugged Utah landscape. Miles of trails lead to stunning viewpoints. It was still warm even in Nov and we spent the day exploring the trails here.Supposedly the park name derives from a time in the 1800`s when cowboys would corral horses here. The animals couldn`t escape due to the high cliffs. One time the cowboys forgot about the horses and the poor animals died stumbling down the cliffs in a vain attempt to reach the Colorado River far below. No such problems for me as my Dad brought water for both of us! Some pix with descriptions follow.

Dead Horse Point

 
 

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Barked by: Duncan Fife (Dogster Member)

January 29th 2013 at 5:40 pm

Wow you two have some great adventures. Beautiful shots!
Barked by: DIESEL (Dogster Member)

January 30th 2013 at 12:29 am

Great pictures Wesley!
Barked by: ❅ Whitley ❅ (Dogster Member)

January 30th 2013 at 8:16 am

Dat's an interesting story about the name.
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

January 30th 2013 at 11:07 am

love the story
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

January 30th 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks fur sharin'!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

January 30th 2013 at 10:08 pm

Wonderful pics John.. geology in the making.. left a few notes !


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